ABC: Schiavo Either Incredibly Noble Or Incredibly Guilty
Michael Schiavo Escalates Himself To
"Either Incredibly Noble or Incredibly Guilty" Status With Rejection of $10 Million Award
This is incredible.
BURY: As I understand it, some people have actually offered rewards. In fact, just in the last week or so, I read that someone was willing to pay you $1 million to give up your guardianship to the parents.
SCHIAVO: Yes, there was an offer. And there was an offer two weeks before that by an attorney in Boca Raton that offered me $10 million. It's not about the money. This is about Terri. It's not about the Schindlers, it's not about the legislators, it's not about me, it's about what Terri Schiavo wanted.
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Okay. I'm calling your bluff. It's about what Terri wanted, is it?
With this amazing statement Michael Schiavo moved the bar all of the way from a simple case of, "Well, let's just do what Terri hinted that she would want," to the stratospheric height of, "I'm on a solemn mission from God to make sure I carry out her last dying wish, even if I have to piss off the parents and turn down a $10 million offer [to let her live with them] to do it."
Realize that the stakes have just gone up, way up. He's just admitted that it's literally a matter of life or death - to someone - that she be killed.
Q: So is that person Terri, or is it Michael?
Realize that by doing this he's just asserted that he's either really noble, or really guilty. There's no "in between" left; he himself has removed all middle ground on which to retreat. If he's proven to be wrong about Terri's wishes then he will have incriminated himself beyond reason.